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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Silver City > Hillcrest General Hospital
 Name
Hillcrest General Hospital
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 Database Info
created by Jonsered on 12/29/2005 6:07 PM
last modified by Kretzschmar on 2/10/2018 1:49 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A four story brick and stucco hospital. There is a central bank of elevator shafts with the elevators missing. Three banks of stairs, one at each end of the building, and one near the center. It sits on top of a hill near the center of town. The building is totally trashed, with not one window remaining, and graf on every wall.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
1600 Pope Street
Silver City, New Mexico
United States
Owner: City of Silver City
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • dangling sharp sheet metal, broken glass, posible squatters
  •  Interesting Features
    Its a typical old brick and stucco hospital of the 1950's style. The most interesting feature is actually the abundance of graf, including notes from graf types from all over America.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • Across the street from State Police regional HQ, plus mounds of pigeon shit.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1955
    Closed: 1983
     Required Equipment
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera and water
     History
    The hospital was built in the mid 1950's as the areas only real hospital. It provided care for the residents of three counties as the Gila region grew. By the early 1980's it was obvious that a new and more modern hospital was necessary, especially since the dangers of asbestos in the old hospital were becoming very apparent. Upon the dedication of the new Gila Regional Medical Center in 1983, Hillcrest closed its doors forever. Torn down Mar - June 2009 (I believe).
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     Future Plans
    The city is applying for a $342,000 grant from the state to begin asbestos abatement, in preparation for demolition. I have not been able to find any information on what the city might use the land for after demo.

    EDIT: Aug 2009 Gone. Demoed and now an empty lot.
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    Tue, Jun 27th, 2006
    posted by Jonsered


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    Tue, Jun 27th, 2006
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by 2Xplorations on 2/10/2018 2:44 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 10 18 at 2:44, 2Xplorations validated this location
  • on Feb 10 18 at 1:49, Kretzschmar changed the following: Status
  • on Aug 11 09 at 4:51, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 11 09 at 4:23, Jonsered made this location public
  • on Aug 11 09 at 4:23, Jonsered changed the following: History, Future Plans
  • on Aug 10 09 at 19:18, Jonsered changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 15 06 at 14:25, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 27 06 at 17:40, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Jun 27 06 at 17:39, Jonsered updated gallery picture 4th Floor Veranda
  • on Jun 27 06 at 17:37, Jonsered updated gallery picture Storage
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